Maindrian Pace

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  • Location Mesa, AZ
  • Full Name Mike Schnur

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  1. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Found this....   

    The Boys get captured by bad guys, thrown into a cave and the opening sealed.
    A few minutes later:
    B.A. - "Look, Hannibal, I found a complete, operational welding outfit, a running fork lift, gas cylinders, and items that we can combine into improvised explosives to blow the bad guy's Jeeps onto their roofs while they try to chase us!"
    It was a simpler time.
  2. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1971 F100 shop truck   

    Love it, any shop would be proud to have that truck. Great stance, wheel/tire package, weathering, everything.
  3. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Larry's amazing scratchbuilt '57 Jeep pickup   

    Amazing! You guys just keep stepping up your game, and this one will be hard to top. (Not like it needs to be topped)
  4. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Twin turbo z28   

    Really cool project. I like the notched core support for the discharge tube on the 1:1.
  5. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    I don't like the peak chrome, makes it too busy with the high-zoot ribbed XL trim. Mine won't be getting it, less is more theory here.
     
    Scribed new trunk and door lines:

    Finalizing wheels and tires - '65 Galaxie steelies, parts box rims, Johan slicks and skinnies.

    Quick and mostly dirty mock up - I have dog dish caps which may or may not go on, depending how Thunderboltish this turns out.

  6. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 72 Olds Cutlass Hartop/Missing Link Resin DONE 01/30   

    Love the detailing, the color combo, the whitewalls... Sooooo nice.
  7. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic My Goal For 2016 - Buy A New Mustang GT Premium Before 2017   

    It sounds like a great plan. I would wait until the debt is paid down to a level that you both feel comfortable with before taking on the new car payment, but it sounds like that's what the plan is anyway. Just don't be in a hurry, wait for everything to fall into place and it will happen when the time is right.
  8. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Boss 302 F100   

    The basics are there. I think that with the right paint, smaller wheels, and less sillyslam, you'd have something cool. Paint it green and it would be a Gas Monkey truck.
  9. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1:25th Motor Max '86 Dodge Diplomat A38 Police Package modified diecast   

    Very nice work, Mike. It really looks the part.
  10. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    Steve, I think you're onto something there. I never put 2 and 2 together, but I bet you (and AMT) are right.
    Mike, That thing's crazy! I like it, a Fairlane sized Galaxie.
  11. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.   

    This car was bad enough that it was beyond my ability to do anything about it, so I had to wait for some improvements in skill before I could take it on. Opening doors blow, they just weaken the body for no reason and are tricky to make work. I can see opening the trunk, but I want this to come together with a minimum of fuss. So everything was glued back on -

    The trunk lid was re-shaped to match up to the rear bumper:


    And new vent frames were added from a '65 Galaxie parts kit.

    These are actually more accurate than the original kit frames, which are too rounded at the top. I thought I had shaved the 1/4 panel GALAXIE 500 lettering off, 

    But a look at my promo and convertible kit reveals that they never had it. As good as AMT was in those days, they did occasionally overlook some pretty basic things.
  12. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic 1966 Shelby G.T.350   

    Amazing detail, very well researched, love the scratchbuilding.
  13. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Turbo 4cyl Cuda using a 3d printer-Independant suspension/Aero 1/25   

    Brutal! I love how the splitter contours around the intercooler.
  14. Maindrian Pace added a post in a topic Modelhaus email response   

    I just got an order from them. I got that message from them a few weeks back, and the order came in right at the three month mark - only a little longer than usual. As is always the case, the wait was well worth it.
  15. Maindrian Pace added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1967 Galaxie - The Atonement.
    Supposing, perhaps in the past, you did something that you are not very proud of. Like slicing up a rare kit to make something trendy, ugly, and almost immediately dated just because it was in fashion. In the early '90s, my grand plan was to take an unusual subject and make it into a fully detailed, smoothed-out, pastel colored, (including bumpers and grille) modern interior/turbo engined pro-street hoopty. Kind of like what a Galaxie would have looked like if it slammed through Boyd Coddington's shop in 1990.
    And it would have been a mild custom too, with smoothed bumpers, custom tail panel with '68 Torino coupe taillights, shaved this'n'that, and all kinds of other questionable touches. Then I lost interest - but not before cutting the doors and trunk out, destroying the bumpers and grille, and fitting an early '90s Thunderbird interior.

    Subtly radiused and re-flared rear fenders - actually not that bad.

    Ruined bumpers - Don and Carol to the rescue.

    Something you probably didn't know - kits said 427, promos said 428.

    About the only mod I did to this poor thing that I actually still like is the Thunderbolt scoop on the stock hood. It plays well into the planned street sweeper build.

    We'll have to see what happens to all of this.
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